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Hassan Dakik, M.D.

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Diverticulitis Is on the Rise

Posted by Hassan Dakik, M.D. on May 12, 2018 9:36:30 AM

Tenderness in your belly, nausea, vomiting – your first thought given these symptoms might be appendicitis, but this could also be a sign of diverticulitis, which is becoming increasingly common. 

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Topics: what is diverticulitis, diverticulitis

Making Colonoscopy Prep Easier

Posted by Hassan Dakik, M.D. on Mar 1, 2017 8:02:00 AM

A colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening, yet far too many people still put it off or avoid it altogether, partly because of stories they’ve heard about the preparation they have to go through the day or night before their scheduled colonoscopy. Preparing for a colonoscopy usually involves taking a powerful bowel-clearing substance and coping with the resulting diarrhea. This emptying the contents of the colon is a key requirement for a successful colonoscopy. If the bowel prep isn’t up to par, polyps and lesions can be missed, the colonoscopy may take longer, or the whole process may need to be done over, including the bowel prep. 

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Topics: colonoscopy prep

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